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New Zealand ad associations call for global action against Facebook

Joint statement slams Facebook over its “platitudes” regarding stopping harmful content following the Christchurch terrorist attack livestream, threatening a ban.

Association of New Zealand Advertisers and Commercial Communications
Council have issued yet another strong statement rebuking Facebook,
this time calling on the global advertising community to take action
in the wake of the Christchurch attacks.

a release, both bodies said they are “collectively calling on our
global networks to petition Facebook to make immediate changes to the
security of its live streaming platform or, alternatively, suspend
its use altogether until it can ensure the spread of such harmful
content can never happen again”.

follows the livestreaming on Facebook of the Christchurch mosque
attacks, the worst terrorist attack in New Zealand’s history which
left 50 people dead and a nation mourning.

associations slammed Facebook for the “platitudes and details of
its reactive measures” without implementing changes, and the
“silence from Facebook regarding its live streaming

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